July 5, 2013

Our Trip To Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

butterfly at cambridge butterfly conservatory
Butterfly at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
We took a road trip to Cambridge, Ontario and St. Jacobs Country in the 5 passenger Buick Encore. We like the unique features of the Luxury Crossover SUV such as the rear vision camera, rain sense wipers, and memory leather seats.

5 passenger Buick Encore
It is a little compact for our liking, especially in the front by the gear and the leg space in the back. Other than that we enjoyed the smooth drive. 
5 passenger Buick Encore
The seats can be folded to create more cargo space. This fuel efficient, All-Wheel Drive vehicle is perfect for city driving and wonderful for a small family. 
The model we tested, didn't have a built-in navigation system so we used the HERE app on the Nokia Lumia 920 phone to navigate and found it useful.

We enjoyed taking some of the pictures using the camera. However, the zoom is not as crisp as the photos we take without zooming. 

The videos we posted on social media directly from the phone were compressed, and it has lost its crispness, compared to when we watch the video directly from the phone. 

Here is the video taken at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. This video from the phone was loaded to SkyDrive, then transferred to YouTube.
We enjoyed using Nokia Music when we are on our road trip. Nokia Music cost $3.99/month, which allows us to stream lots of songs and skip tracks. The free version allows us to skip 6 songs for an hour. We can try the Nokia Music for a week for free, and skip any amount of songs we like; however it doesn't allow us to forward or rewind the song. We like the beautiful album art and background information that comes for each artists. I did have occasional crashes when opening the app hopefully these errors would be sorted out in the future updates.
We would have preferred if there was a simpler way to close active apps. Since the start of my #summerswitch challenge we have become quite dependent on the ease of using the phone especially because of the live tiles.
Here is bit about our road trip to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, where we enjoyed walking among thousands of butterflies. 
holding a butterfly
We were all very excited when some butterflies landed on us. There were many colourful butterflies fluttering around the beautiful tropical plants inside this conservatory. 

The scenic greenhouse atmosphere is wonderful to take pictures. There were cute, colourful finches flying everywhere. We found the Cambridge Butterfly conservatory very peaceful, as we spent a couple of hours enjoying the excitement.
bird at butterfly conservatory
One of the friendly staff members allowed us to experience how a stick insect would feel when it walks on our hands.
stick insect walking on hand
This is a wonderful place to go and experience the amazing butterflies fluttering around us.
butterfly landing cambridge ontario
On our way back we visited the St. Jacobs Country market and bought some fresh fruit and vegetables.
st jacobs market
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  1. Isn't StJacobs great and I loved the Butterfly Conservatory when I went!

  2. I would love to.take my daughter here for a visit...thanks for the feature

  3. I have wanted to take my girls here. It is such a magical experience being surrounded by so much beauty.

  4. we have yet to go here! but I have heard many great things and it looks so beautiful. I love that everyone can hold and touch the butterflies and insects

  5. I would love to take my grandchildren to the butterfly conservatory. Butterflies are so beautiful and I love how they will land on your hand.


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